NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of assaulting two women on the Stones River Greenway. 

On Thursday, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released a surveillance photo of the suspect. He is described as being in his 20s and short with dark, wavy hair. 

Metro Police search for man accused of assaulting 2 women on Stones River Greenway

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of assaulting two women on the Stones River Greenway. 

The assaults took place on Wednesday with the first happening at 8:15 a.m.  The victim told police he asked "for directions before attempting to grab her breast." After getting away from him, the victim told police he "walked off, laughing." 

About 15 minutes later, a second woman told police the same man used a blue and green striped towel and "grabbed her from behind and fondled her." She told police she "screamed and he ran away."

News4 spoke with one of the women, who wished to remain anonymous. 

"I just felt these two arms come around me underneath my arms and reach up and grab my breast and I was kind of stunned for a second," she said. "But the arms were wrapped in a towel, and I immediately recognized the towel." 

She said she never thought she would get assaulted on a trail she has used for several years.

"I'm not going to stop," she said. "I'm not going to let it frighten me from getting out and doing what I love to do." 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 615-862-7540. There is currently a cash reward for information that leads to his arrest. 

 

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